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Embracing the Winter Wonderland: AT for your Outdoor Sports Adventures 
Thursday February 13, 2014 1:30 - 3:00 PM ET

Celebrate all that is winter with a webinar on assistive technology for winter sports and activities. We will have an international panel of speakers who will cover assistive technology for: ice skating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing and ice fishing. Presenters include:Gary Colella, ATP, CEAC, University of Montana, Ralph Ellis, PT, Snug Seat and Snowboard Program Lead - Michigan Adaptive Sports and Sarah Peura, MA, CTRS - Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL).

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AT to Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions
January 23, 2014 1:30 to 3 PM

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It is that time of year again -- the time when we are filled with hope, tenacity, and the will to change by setting New Year's resolutions. Yet, did you know that according to some studies over 88% of people fail every year? Give yourself an edge in 2014 with assistive technology! This webinar will highlight AT to help achieve five of the most popular new year's resolutions: managing stress, getting healthy, saving money/managing debt, getting organized, and quitting bad habits.

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Household Spending Plans:The Power of Positive Cash Flow - October 31, 2013 1:30 to 3:00 PM ET

Successful planning includes setting goals, getting organized, tracking spending, and developing a spending plan/budget. We will also discuss budgeting tools, why plans fail, and the power of small changes. Presented by Michelle Seybert, Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund, UCP Michigan.

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Secondary Education: Requesting Accommodations and Obtaining Assistive Technology - Thursday September 26, 2013 1:30 - 3:00 PM ET

Heading to college, community college or some other secondary educational setting soon? Did you know that the way you can get help in these settings is very different than high school? In this webinar you will learn some of the differences, and ways to get and pay for the devices and accommodations you need to be successful. We’ll also discuss examples of assistive technology that can support your educational goals. Presented by the Michigan Assistive Technology Program (MATP) staff members and MI-AHEAD President, Dave Stokes.

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Devices to Help with Pet Care

For many, pets are a part of the family. Disability and aging are often reasons that people surrender their pets. But does this have to happen? Did you know there are products and devices that can help avoid this tragic loss? This webinar will explore the benefits of pet ownership and highlight products and services that are available to help people care for their dogs, cats, fish and more. Presented by Laura Hall,MSW MATP Information Coordinator.

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I Can Live Here: Home Modifications and Funding

An overview of aging in place and universal design to support people with disabilities of all ages to live in homes that work for them. Areas covered include entryways, living rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, hallways, doorways, stairs, and additions. You will also learn about funding options for home modifications and additions. Presented by Michele Seybert, Assistive Technology Loan Fund Program Manager at UCP Michigan and Aimee Sterk, Program Manager at Michigan Disability Rights Coalition. Held on June 20, 2013 1:30-3:00 ET.

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Ramp it Up!people wearing hard hats working on a ramp

Held Thursday May 23, 2013 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Come and learn about things to consider about ramps including types, uses, materials, seasonal issues and user considerations. We will also talk about funding resources and some programs for ramp building around the state. We look forward to hearing your ramp stories and resources you may know of for ramps too!Presented by Laura Hall, MSW, AT Information Coordinator, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC).

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Assistive Technology in Special Education
February 21, 2013 1:30 - 3:00 PM ET

What does the law say about including assistive technology in the Individual Education Plan (IEP)? How can you use Section 504 to get AT for education? Can a student take their AT home with them? Learn about common problems and solutions to getting the technology your student needs to benefit from a free appropriate public education. Presented by Mark McWilliams, Education Team, Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS).

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Screen Readers: Making Your Computer Talk!
Thursday January 24, 2013 1:30 PM to 3:00PM ET

Learn about the types of screen readers and advantages disadvantages for users. How do you decide between simple and complex screen readers? Which are designed just for blind low vision users? Who else would use a screen reader? Presented by screen reader user, Cathy McAdam, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, who still is awed by the power of this technology!

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Technology for Your Recovery Journey
October 25, 2012 1:30 - 3:00 PM E.T.

Smart phones, tablets, alarms: technology is everywhere! Learn about devices and apps which can help you manage your mental health recovery journey and stay on track with your health and wellness goals. You’ll learn about devices, software and mobile apps to help with memory, task management and completion, stress management and getting help.

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The recording for this webinar failed due to technical problems. We did get an audio recording however and slide changes are announced.

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